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Image Source: Everett Collection It's been nearly four years since Paul Walker's tragic death, but the Fate of the Furious cast is keeping his memory alive. In addition to mentioning his character, Brian O'Conner, and naming Dominic Toretto's (Vin Diesel) baby after him, there are a couple other tiny ways the movie paid tribute to Paul that you might have missed. When Little Nobody (Scott Eastwood) hits the streets with the team for the first time to face off against Dom in NYC, Little Nobody is shown driving a Subaru Brz in Paul's signature blue color. While the model of the car is different, Paul's blue Nissan Skyline Gt-r R34 was featured in four of the Fast and Furious films (The Fast and the Furious, 2 Fast 2 Furious, Fast and Furious, and Fast & Furious 6). Paul even owned the one he drove in the fourth film, though it was later sold after his death. »
- Monica Sisavat
When you look back in the Pantheon of teenage movies from the 90s, She’s all That is Way up there. First of all, let’s get into the obscene amount of famous people cast in this movie. Freddie Prinze Jr, Rachael Leigh Cook, Matthew Lillard, Paul Walker, Jodi Lyn O’Keefe, Kevin Pollak, Anna Paquin, Kieran Culkin, Usher Raymond, Lil’ Kim, and Gabrielle Union. So we’ve got that out of the way. Now let’s get into the film itself. It’s absurd. Mainly because Rachel Leigh Cook is portrayed as this weird, unattractive character which from the get go makes you just as
A Hilarious Video Essay on the Movie “She’s All That” »
- Nat Berman
Having topped Star Wars: The Force Awakens for the biggest worldwide opening of all time last weekend, Universal Pictures’ The Fate of the Furious has now pushed its worldwide haul to $908.4 million in its second weekend.
Domestically, The Fate of the Furious retained top spot at the box office with $38.7 million – down 61% from its $100.2 million debut – while it added another $163.4 million internationally to take its offshore cume to a whopping $744.8 million. The film will hit $1 billion this coming week, and will likely surpass Beauty and the Beast’s $1.1 billion haul next weekend to become the biggest earner of the year so far.
Universal has already dated Fast & Furious 9 for April 19th 2019 and Fast & Furious 10 for April 2nd 2021, while it has been announced this week that the Dwayne Johnson / Jason Statham spinoff has also been given the greenlight.
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- Amie Cranswick
“The Fate of the Furious” is flexing at the global box office.
While the action film shows signs of waning enthusiasm in the domestic market (that said, it continues to dominate overall), the Fast and Furious franchise’s eighth installment is roaring to new heights overseas. By the end of the weekend, Universal’s latest is estimated to make $744.8 million internationally, and $908.4 million worldwide.
Directed by F. Gary Gray, the film — centered on a group of thrill-seeking racers — rides on the talent and charisma of Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Scott Eastwood, Nathalie Emmanuel, Elsa Pataky, Kurt Russell, and Charlize Theron.
Box Office: ‘Fate of the Furious’ Stays on Top; ‘Unforgettable,’ ‘The Promise’ Bomb
“Fate” continues to feel the love in China, tacking on an additional $58.5 million during its second weekend. With a 10-day total of $318.9 million, the movie is the second-highest-grossing U. »
- Seth Kelley
It was the jump that did it.
You know the one. It happens roughly a third of the way in to Fast & Furious 6. We're already deep into a chase scene, one involving a mustache-twirling British bad guy, Michelle Rodriguez's back-from-the-dead female badass Letty (she was never really dead, just had amnesia, but never mind that), Vin Diesel's Dom Toretto, his crew, a load of cars and, of course, a tank. As this high-pursuit cat-and-mouse game whizzes down the road, Dom and the tank find themselves on parallel »
Having Vin Diesel as your dad sure has its perks. The actor revealed to E! News' Will Marfuggi that his children got to hang out on the set of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2—even without him! Vin, who reprises his animated role of Groot (the baby version, this time) in Marvel's sci-fi comedy sequel, and longtime partner Paloma Jiménez are parents to Hania Riley Sinclair (aka Similche), 9, Vincent Sinclair, 5, and Pauline Sinclair, 2—who is named after his late Fast & Furious co-star Paul Walker. His kids have visited him on movies sets before but there was something "unique" about the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 set, Vin »
Months before the release of The Fate of the Furious, Dwayne Johnson took to social media to vent regarding some unprofessional conduct by one of his costars, stating that: “Some conduct themselves as stand-up men and true professionals, while others don’t. The ones that don’t are too chickenshit to do anything about it anyway. Candy asses. When you watch this movie next April and it seems like I’m not acting in some of these scenes and my blood is legit boiling — you’re right.”
Following up on that, we recently reported a rumor that the incident was incited by Vin Diesel demanding a post-credits sequence centered on Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham be nixed for reasons unknown.
Whatever the case may be, it is now being reported by TMZ that the two actors have met with each other to bury the hatchet, and as a result, both »
- Robert Kojder
It goes without saying that Dwayne Johnson is a fairly entertaining trash talker. Apparently, he is amusing to even Jason Statham who broke character laughing during a scene of The Fate of the Furious where the two utilize their dynamite chemistry to exchange heated words.
At one point Johnson says “With all due respect Captain, when this whole thing is over we’re going to find a location, and I’m gonna knock your teeth so far down your throat you’re gonna stick a toothbrush right up your ass to brush ’em.”
A fan inquired about the scene on Twitter, to which Dwayne Johnson said:
Ha completely broke character. It's the fun of our real life chemistry. Great guy. For the record, he broke first. #fateofthefurious https://t.co/VVFyIioipu
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) April 18, 2017
- Robert Kojder
Ahead of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 hitting cinemas later this month, its director James Gunn took to Twitter to announce that he would be writing and directing the final part in the Guardians trilogy. “I have never made choices in my career based on anything other than passion and love for the stories and characters, and I didn’t want to start now,” Gunn wrote on Facebook. “So, yes, I’m returning to write and direct Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.” This will presumably be a part of Phase Four, which kicks off after Avengers 4. Read more here.
Alien Found Footage
With the movie just around the corner, 20th Century Fox released two very special promos for Alien: Covenant, which takes a found footage approach. Watch those here.
Gamers are still waiting for that video game movie that “breaks the curse”, and Dwayne “The Rock »
- Luke Owen
I was finally able to see The Fate of the Furious, and I thought it was well done. Even though it seems that WMDs have entered the mix, which takes the franchise to a whole new level, the chemistry between the characters is greatness. I especially loved Jason Statham and Dwayne Johnson's characters and their interaction.
In fact, there was apparently a post-credits scene with the two that Diesel completely nixed. Inside sources told TheWrap that there was a post-credit scene that featured Statham and Johnson, and apparently when Diesel heard about this he went apes**t and nuked the entire thing.
This all potentially points back to that infamous feud between Johnson and Diesel. One would think that perhaps Diesel's ego got in the way of allowing the franchise to grow in a different direction -- one that may lead to a Hobbs/Deckard spinoff. However, that's not »
- Drew Carlton
The fate of the franchise is still in pretty good shape.
Sequels continue to disappoint at the box office this year, overall. Sure, there’s the John Wick: Chapter 2 exception, and both xXx: Return of Xander Cage and Logan at least just barely (and somewhat easily) topped their series’ previous efforts, but domestic flops include Underworld: Blood Wars, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, and T2: Trainspotting, while The Lego Batman Movie, Kong: Skull Island, Fifty Shades Darker, and now The Fate of the Furious all opened relatively low for their franchises in America.
Universal doesn’t have to worry about F8's estimated $100m debut being far below the $147m opening of Furious 7 and just slightly under the $101m (adjusted for inflation) of Fast & Furious 6. Its global gross of $533m puts it not only much higher than F7’s $392m but also above Jurassic World ($526m) and Star Wars: The Force Awakens »
- Christopher Campbell
"I will beat you like a Cherokee drum," Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson tells Jason Statham in The Fate of the Furious – which, it turns out, is also a great way to describe what the film itself did to the competition at the box office this weekend. The eighth and newest installment in the car-obsessed, pseudo-superhero franchise racking up an estimated, Nos-fueled $532.5 million in global revenue, including $100.2 million domestically and $432.2 million overseas. That gives F8, as it's been referred to, the biggest worldwide opening of all time, beating previous champ Star Wars: The Force Awakens, »
When The Fast and the Furious was released in June 2001, the signs did not portend its eventual future as one of cinema’s most durable and lucrative franchises. The original film, based on a magazine article about street racing, didn’t feature any A-list stars and wasn’t expected to make a dent in a summer featuring “surefire” box-office hits like Pearl Harbor, Tomb Raider and Planet of the Apes.
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But then the Nos kicked in and audiences ate up the adventures of Dom (Vin Diesel), Brian (Paul Walker) and the rest of their motley crew as they drove fast, executed capers, bested rivals and espoused family values in a series of increasingly over-the-top movies that helped reshape the action genre and showed Hollywood that a diverse cast could equal global box-office success.
With The Fate of the Furious in theaters »
17 April 2017 6:30 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
[Warning: This story contains spoilers for Fate of the Furious]
Fate of the Furious got an unexpected dose of adorable, courtesy of a scene-stealing young actor with an infectious smile.
The film included the surprise revelation that Dom (Vin Diesel) had a son with Elena (Elsa Pataky) he never knew about. The young tyke was in peril, with Cipher (Charlize Theron) kidnapping mother and son in order to manipulate Dom into doing her bidding.
Though young Brian (as he would later be named, in honor of Paul Walker's character) was in trouble, the actor who played the baby had a »
- Aaron Couch,Mia Galuppo
Although Paul Walker’s Brian was written out of the Fast and Furious franchise due to the tragic death of the actor, Chris Morgan’s script for The Fate of the Furious does make references to the all-important family member.
Speaking to Collider to promote the blockbuster’s much-hyped release, Morgan explained the importance in doing so by stating: “It’s so dramatic for the characters that at some point they would definitely turn to each other and say, ‘Oh my God, we gotta tell Brian, we gotta tell Mia. Something is going on with Dom, we don’t know what it is’. So I think from a practical point of view for the characters you needed to address it. For the audience, and just as a fan as the writer on it, I also wanted to have one moment where we were able to – specifically at the beat at »
- Robert Kojder
comScore today announced the official worldwide weekend box office estimates for the weekend of April 16, 2017, as compiled by the company’s theatrical measurement services.
In news that surprises virtually no one, The Fate of the Furious, the eighth entry in the long-running Fast & Furious franchise, absolutely dominated the box office in its first weekend, taking in just north of $100 million in its opening Easter weekend. By comparison, Furious 7 made around $147 million in its first weekend, but considering that that was released in the wake of star Paul Walker’s death, it’s an unfair comparison. For a better comparison, we can look to Fast & Furious 6, which took in $97 million in its opening weekend. All in all, taking Paul Walker out of the equation, Fate of the Furious is the latest in an overall upward trend for the franchise. Also worth noting, Fate received a CinemaScore rating of an A, »
- Joseph Medina
Dear Universal, Vin Diesel, & Family,
A plea. After eight films and $4.4 billion and counting, it’s time for the “Fast and the Furious” series to eye the exit ramp. I’m not saying you have to send Dom Toretto into the great garage in the sky without giving him and Letty and Hobbs and the Shaw brothers and whoever it is that Scott Eastwood plays, a proper sendoff. There’s still plenty of gas left in the series’ tank, especially after “The Fate of the Furious” just shattered records with a $532.5 million global opening. I just hope you understand the importance of the old adage to leave the audience wanting more.
After all, nothing is sadder than a film franchise that should have ended several installments ago. Just ask “Die Hard,” “Lethal Weapon,” “The Expendables,” or even “Indiana Jones.” It would be so sad to see an arthritic Dom slide »
- Brent Lang
Get Out, now in its 8th weekend, just refuses to enter the sunken place i.e. the lower echelons of the box office charts. That's a long run already with enormous returns ($183 million worldwide on a $4.5 million budget? It's what all scrappy films dream of!)
But the story of the weekend was the return of the Fast and Furious franchise with film #8 The Fate of the Furious. It grossed an estimated $100 million out of the gate which is significantly lower than its previous Paul Walker farewell entry. But don't cry for it. $100 is still a big big opening weekend and its foreign gross quadruples the American haul so it's already broke a half billion in that first weekend. If the estimates hold it will just barely edge out The Force Awakens as the biggest global opening ever. I'll just be over hear pretending that that $100 million in the Us is »
- NATHANIEL R
“The Fate of the Furious” is roaring to a record-setting global debut over the weekend even as domestic audiences showed less enthusiasm for the latest installment in Universal’s long-running “Fast and Furious” series.
Final numbers have yet to be released, but based on earlier estimates, the action-thriller is poised to set a new worldwide high-water mark with $532.5 million. That would power the film over the previous record of $529 million set by “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” in 2015. If that happens, a large part of the credit will to China, where “The Fate of the Furious” racked up a massive $190 million in its first two days of release. It is worth noting that Chinese theaters only give studios about 25% of ticket sales, roughly half of what they receive in most major territories.
Domestically, there are indications that a franchise centered on muscle cars and physics-defying stunts, has crested. “The Fate of the Furious »
- Brent Lang
No movie star in history gets as little respect as Vin Diesel. A lot of people — too many — still see him as a fake star, a joke, a beady-eyed mush-mouthed poseur in a wife-beater. He’s the action-film equivalent of a politician (like, you know, Trump or Obama) whose legitimacy has never been fully accepted by the other party. Hipsters have no problem with Dwayne Johnson, whose quick sharp delivery, along with his superman physique, conveys an invincibility they’re comfortable with. But Diesel is a different hunk of rock. Off camera, he leads with his proletarian hip-hop swagger; onscreen, his identity in the Hollywood galaxy comes down to his being the renegade hood ornament on a series of wildly overwrought vehicular thrillers that a lot of people have zero to no patience for. (Meanwhile, as today’s box-office returns for “The Fate of the Furious” indicate, the fans still think these movies are God. »
- Owen Gleiberman
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